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Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas
Lester's Last Stand
"..."Lester's Last Stand: Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs..."

March 7, 1997 Books Feature

Jook Savages Redux
Lester Bangs' Austin gang gets revived
"...to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic.” - Lester Bangs, Almost Famous..."

June 22, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Almost Famous
This sweet, amiable, and knowing coming-of-age tale is Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical boyz-to-men story about how he grew into the role of a rock & roll journalist in 1973.
"...snags a writing assignment from fellow San Diegan, critic Lester Bangs (Hoffman) of Creem magazine. Although Bangs advises William..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Let It Rock
Rock & Roll Books Spring 2000
"...Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic by Jim DeRogatis..."

March 17, 2000 Books Feature by Greg Beets

Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Sheet Music
"...Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Readerby Lester Bangs, edited by John Morthland..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

Greil Marcus and the Mad Parade
In his book Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus explained punk to the world and created a bible for that music's true believers. As Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals opens its stage adaptation of Marcus' book, the author talks about the Stones, the Sex Pistols, and the "mad parade" of history.
"...but there you go. Greil Marcus, even more than Lester Bangs and Robert Christgau, galvanized me as a writer..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

A Fan's Notes
In Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe tells the story of his first assignment for Rolling Stone in 1973 and a day when the youth of America believed rock & roll could change the world.
"...-- Lester Bangs to 15-year-old William Miller..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Ed Ward Unleashes His Second Volume on The History of Rock & Roll
First-generation rock critic visits Teen Pan Alley
"...record reviews daily. Ward ignored the advice and launched Lester Bangs. He also provided Dave Marsh a forum as..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Margaret Moser Tribute: Alejandro Escovedo
“Her love for the Velvet Underground and John Cale was the same as I had”
"...& File first came to Austin. Margaret was there, Lester Bangs was there. That was when we first met...."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Playback: Pachuco Hop
Hanging with Joe King Carrasco in Puerto Vallarta
"...he was once lauded by the quintessential music sage Lester Bangs as being "the most manically irresistible rocker to..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Pirate Radio
This British import exudes about as much outlaw swagger as Tom DeLay in a dance competition.
"...performances are good. Hoffman more or less reprises his Lester Bangs schtick from Almost Famous: always good but nothing..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Explosive Dynamic Super Smash Hits!
Remembering ultimate cheese label K-tel
"...Goons (as Xavier Tarpit) and a veteran of the Lester Bangs era at Creem (as Robot Hull). For Hull,..."

May 4, 2001 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Lou Reed: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Thirty years of final grouses from a New Yorker
"...grumpy again." The most dynamic of the bunch is Lester Bangs' 1975 entry for former music powerhouse Creem, which..."

May 29, 2015 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Psychotic Reaction
Golden Boys ringleader John Wesley Coleman indulges his compulsion
"...balance to his previous covers of Warren Zevon and Lester Bangs...."

Nov. 12, 2010 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Perhaps you should consider re-reviewing Rooster Nudes. After all, Lester Bangs slammed the MC5's Kick Out the Jams in..."

May 23, 2003 Column

Take Me to the River
Rock & Roll Books
"...theft to begin with. It was like that essay Lester Bangs once wrote about punk, and who invented it...."

Dec. 29, 2000 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Playback: Biggest Austin Music Stories of 2016
Looking back on the biggest Music news headlines of the year
"...Creem, and Texas Monthly, was also executor of buddy Lester Bangs' estate...."

Dec. 23, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Chicken Shit Bingo Splits
Chicken Shit Bingo franchises, Obama music photo–ops, and Austin Music Industry Award winners, and RIP John Morthland
"...literary executor for the estate of his deceased friend Lester Bangs. He was 68. Music Industry Awards Get Results..."

March 11, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Panel: Lou Reed: A Rock & Roll Heart
Velvet Undergrounder found a voice to speak with
"...few journalists Reed trusted after an infamous back-and-forth with Lester Bangs. From Fricke’s perspective, Reed’s reputation for causticity toward..."

March 13, 2014 Music Post by Greg Beets

Alejandro Escovedo, Vagabond & Wandering Spirit
Iconic rocker’s love affair with the USA, part one
"...decided to come to Austin to visit music writer Lester Bangs. I remember calling my girlfriend from a pay..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Lijadu Sisters
Wislawa Szymborska meets the Lijadu Sisters
"...weaving all that into a tapestry of critic-speak and Lester Bangs-like self-expression seemed counter to the Lijadus' (lee-jah-do?) alternately..."

Feb. 7, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Dark Shadows
Billy Miller on the return of Cold Sun at Austin Psych Fest
"...Psych scholar Julian Cope championed it in typical Lester Bangs fashion as “an erotically Satanic sound something like..."

April 29, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Sell-Out Review
"...some balls and get behind something. Spin?! My god. Lester Bangs is rolling right now. What a fucking joke...."

Oct. 23, 2010 Postmarks

Bottom Line: We Love Music
"...reminded me of my favorite writer, the late, great Lester Bangs. Keep up the stellar work...."

July 20, 2010 Postmarks

Shake Appeal
James Williamson's Raw Power is all in the mix
"...heard the term "metal" I think it came from Lester Bangs in 1973 or 1974. Everybody was always looking..."

May 28, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Ballroom Dancing
SXSW panels
"...happened to esteemed male music journalists like Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, or Jon Savage? Probably not, the female writers..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Belinda Acosta

I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir
Have axe, will grind
"...brothers. With due credit for his musical contributions – Lester Bangs handpicked him for his band Birdland – Leigh's..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Music Review by Margaret Moser

deEP end
deEP end
"...subtlety of the Elliott Smith-esque "Laundromat." Named after a Lester Bangs line, Austin's We'll Go Machete comes out swinging..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Review by Austin Powell

March of the Flower Children
The last interview with Seeds frontman and oh-so-brief psychedelic Austinite Sky Sunlight Saxon
"...and dismissed by famed rock critic and brief Austinite Lester Bangs on the same accord, the Seeds' legacy has..."

July 24, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Something in the Air
Local music, reincarnated
"...And if you remember the Delinquents (yes, Lester Bangs was their next lead singer), maybe you remember..."

June 3, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

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